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Posted July 25, 2014
Posted June 11, 2014
Sorry. I wanted to like this book but the main character Sarah was just so unlikable. Selfish beyond comprehension with a complete inability to exersize any sort of logic or normal human commnication. I just never warmed up to her at any point. I do not think anyone could be that stupid. Jake wasn't significantly better but at least he was given some excuse for his actions. I wish I had passed this story up.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 13, 2014
Posted February 9, 2004
Carol Schede is one of my favorite authors, hands down. The combination of her delightfully wicked sense of humor and her rich, sensuous love scenes always guarantees an excellent read. Like A Virgin is classic Schede. I laughed, I cried, and I can't wait to read her next book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 31, 2004
To me, Like A Virgin is a wonderful, heartwarming funny read. I really enjoyed Sarah and could see the crazy route she took to learn about love and life and trust and letting go of her fears. Sarah's dad has just announced he's getting married again, and his fiance is expecting. Sarah then, in a rash move, blurts out that she is also pregnant. Now she must act quickly, and that's where a friend, relationship-shy Jake, comes in. But the tables turn on both of them when he decides Sarah needs to learn about love and lovemaking, even if it takes them right to the same church to which Sarah's dad is headed. I won't give away all the delightful, teary, heartwarming and fun twists this story has, because I know you'll want to read it. Ladies, if you're wondering about your life, you should buy this book, even just for your own Valentine's Day present to you. If all those relationship books and how to books are the cheesecake of reads, Like A Virgin is the whipped cream on top. And we all deserve a little whipped cream.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 1, 2004
If you're looking for a read that will make you laugh and cry by turns (and sometimes laugh until you cry), this is it. Sarah and Jake are a wonderfully mismatched couple who turn out not to be so improbable. And Carol Schede has got the perfect voice. Funny, sexy, poignant.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 23, 2003
In Knoxville, Sarah Hatfield is upset that her widowed father is marrying some bimbo named Evelyn because in her mind like every other male he thinks with the wrong head. Her friend Nell Bostwick provides emotional support, but is to busy with her business to directly help Sarah. Her other pal, sex machine accountant Jacob Trent, wants nothing to do with the pending disaster that he foresees at the upcoming wedding but is drafted to help Sarah remain calm. When Sarah learns that Evelyn is pregnant with her half-sister, she blithely informs her father that she is carrying Jake¿s baby. Now all she needs is to persuade Jake to have sex her, but though he fears what will happen to their friendship, he insists they make love. She counters that sex is a waste for a female, but he plans to show her that a shared relationship includes good sex for both, but neither expected love to enter the equation. <P>Though often amusing, fans will understand Sarah¿s woes due to the memory of her beloved deceased mother and the age differential of her father and his squeeze. However, her announcement that she is pregnant with Jake¿s baby seems too bewildering to understand. Still the actions between Sarah, Nell, and Jake are fun to observe with any moment Lucy, Ethel, and Desi showing up to cheer the trio on. Readers will want a sequel starring the matchmaking Nell with a hunk of her own and perhaps supported by the odd couple older Amazon un-Madonna like Carman and her perfect hug Alex as well as the lead duo of LIKE A VIRGIN. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.